Sorry but I have to get this off my chest, just phone the HIP grant helpline (helpline? ok thats a joke) to try and find out whether my form has been received as I haven't heard anything and stupidly didn't send it by recorded delivery. So finally got thru to someone and asked whether they could check whether it had been received only to be told that they "dont have access to the system". So I said "is there no way I can give you my nat insurance number and you can check when I might get it paid?" and he said "No, we dont have access". So I said "basically I've just got to wait until may and if I dont hear anything from you then its safe to assume my form got lost" and he said "you'll have to wait til may to find out, we will contact you when its processed". ARGH! Am absolutely desperate for the money (as i'm sure a lot of you ladies are) especially as my hubby is out of work, and they couldn't even tell me if they had my form or not So dont seem like there is anything I can do but wait and see sorry to whinge, its my due date today and I know she's going to stay put and I was really hoping for some good news from them rubbish!